1824-1844

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John Quincy Adams named president by House of Representatives

1824

Gibbons vs Ogden

1824

Opening of the Erie Canal

1825

J.J Audubon writes/draws "Birds of North America"

1826

James Finmore Cooper writes "The Last of the Mohicans."

1826

Jefferson and Adams die

1826

Working Men's Party founded in NYC

1828

Tariff of Abominations passed US Congress

1828

Baltimore and Ohio railroad begins construction

1828

Andrew Jackson defeats John Q. Adams for U.S. Presidency

1828

Noah Webster publishes "American Dictionary of the English Language"

1828

Second American Party System

1828

South Carolina Exposition and Protest

1828

Tariff of Abominations

1828

Walkers Appeal published

1829

Jackson attacks Second Bank of the US in message to Congress

1829

Edgar Allan Poe publishes "Tamerlane and other Poems"

1829

Andrew Jackson presidency/ Jacksonian Democracy

1829 - 1837

Eastern State Penitentiary Established

1829

Hayne/Webster debate States' Rights doctrine

1830

Transcendentalism

1830

Indian Removal Act

1830

Joseph Smith founded the mormon church

1830

Cherokee Nation vs GA

1831

William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing "The Liberator"

1831

William Miller of Millerites/Seventh DAy Adventists begins preaching

1831

John C. Calhoun resigns as VP, runs for Senate

1832

Worchester vs GA

1832

Force Act

1832

Jackson withdrawls Federal deposits from Second Bank of US

1833

New York Sun, first successful penny daily newspaper, founded

1833

Founding of Whig Party

1833

Cyrus McCormick invents reaping machine

1834

Charles Finney Publishes "Lectures on Revivals of Religion"

1835

Samuel Colt patent for single-barreled pistoland rifle granted

1835

Texas declares its right to secede from Mexico

1835

Ralph Waldo emerson publishes first essay "Nature"

1836

Roger Taney becomes 5th US Supreme Court Chief Justice

1836

Texas wins independence, Sam Houston first Governor

1836

Martin Van Buren elected US President

1836

Martin Van Buren Presidency

1836

Davy Crockett killed at The Alamo

1836

American Presbyterians split into "old" and "new" groups/schools

1837

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Twice-told Tales" becomes best seller

1837

Horcae Mann exhibits his telegraph

1837

Samuel Morse exhibits his telegraph

1837

Financial panic

1837

Michigan becomes a state

1837

Trail of Tears

1838 - 1839

Abner Doubleday creates baseball

1839

Washington Temperance Society formed

1840

William Henry Harrison elected US President

1840

Independent Treasury Bill

1840

Liberty Party Formed

1840

Women granted first university degrees

1841

William Henry Harrison dies after one month in office; John Tyler succeeds him

1841

John Tyler's cabinet resigns; daniel Webster remains Secretary of State

1841

Webster-Ashburton Treaty

1842

Crawford Long developes anesthesia

1842

Social reformer Dorothea Dix reveals shocking asylum conditions

1843

US Senate rejects Texas annexation

1844

James K. Polk elected President

1844

First telegraph message sent

1844